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# Airnode Deployer Image

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Use the deployer image to deploy or remove an Airnode with a cloud provider such as AWS. The simplest way is to use the pre-built packages. If you would rather build the images yourself see the README (opens new window) in the deployer package.

The deployer image has two commands.

  • deploy: Deploys or updates an Airnode using configuration files.
  • remove: Removes an Airnode using its receipt.json file.

Quick Deploy Demos

See the Quick Deploy Demos to quickly deploy and remove a preconfigured Airnode using the deployer image.

# Configuration Files

The files config.json and secrets.env are used to configure the Airnode. The aws.env and gcp.json files are used to define environment information the deployer uses to connect to these cloud providers.

├── aws.env     <- Used for AWS deployment
├── gcp.json    <- Used for GCP deployment
├── config
│   ├── config.json
│   └── secrets.env
└── output

# Cloud Provider Credentials

In order to deploy Airnode to a serverless cloud provider, you need to provide could provider credentials to the Airnode deployer image. The deployer image currently supports deploying to AWS and GCP.


If you are new to AWS watch this video (opens new window) to set up an AWS account and create cloud provider credentials.


# deploy

The deploy command will create the Airnode with a cloud provider or update it if it already exists. Three files are needed to run the deploy command.

  • config.json
  • secrets.env
  • aws.env (AWS only)
  • gcp.json (GCP only)

A receipt.json file will be created upon completion. It contains some deployment information and is used to remove the Airnode.

Warning about simultaneous deployments

Avoid running multiple deployments simultaneously as doing so might result in a broken deployment. If this occurs, the standard removal approach may not succeed and Manual Removal may be required.

Normally (for Linux/Mac/WSL2) the deployer image deploy command is run by the user root. This may cause permission issues when the receipt.json file is generated. Optionally you can specify the UID (user identifier) and GID (group identifier) that the deployer image should use. Do so by setting the environment variables USER_ID and GROUP_ID, otherwise omit the line containing the variables.



# remove

When an Airnode was deployed using the deploy command a receipt.json file was created. Use this file to remove an Airnode.



# Manual Removal

Optionally you can remove an Airnode manually though it is highly recommended that you do so using the deployer image's remove command. Airnode has a presence in several areas of both AWS and GCP. An Airnode has a airnodeAddressShort (e.g., 0ab830c) that is included in the element name of AWS and GCP deployed features.


Only delete elements of a feature with the airnodeAddressShort address in the name you are targeting. There can be more than one Airnode.

Learn more about AWS or GCP resources that Airnode uses in the Cloud Resources doc.

Last Updated: 8/23/2022, 3:00:04 PM